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Ayrton SENNA

Name: Ayrton SENNA (Da Silva)
Nationality: Brazilian
Date of birth: 21 March 1960 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: 1 May 1 1994 - Bologna, Italy

When in 1994 a journalist asked him who he felt had been his toughest opponent, Ayrton Senna replied: “You don’t know him; his name is Terry Fullerton and I fought against him in Karting.” A few years before, after his first Formula One world title, the Brazilian had already stated in a press conference...Read More


Name: Alain PROST
Nationality: French
Date of birth: 24 February 1955 – Saint-Chamond, France

Along with Elio de Angelis and Ricardo Patrese, Alain Prost is probably the person who best represents a pivotal period in international Karting: the time when, little by little, this discipline began to be considered as a school for future Motorsport champions. Like the two Italians it was in the early 1970’s that Alain Prost made his débuts behind a steering wheel.

However, nothing predestined the Frenchman to become a racing Driver. Alain was a football fan and dreamt of becoming a gym teacher. It was however...Read More

The Tecno Piuma

Name: Tecno Piuma
Created by: Gianfranco & Luciani PEDERZANI
Nationality: Italian
Date of birth: 1963 – Bologna (ITA)

Half a century of Karting... There has therefore been much room for evolution. But the bases of modern karts were however set as from 1963 thanks to the genius of the brothers Pederzani, Gianfranco and Luciani.

In those days they produced the Tecno Piuma. This was a revolutionary kart for those days as it introduced concepts which are still used today.

So the Piuma is the first kart with the engine fitted to the right of the driver...Read More